Companies tap into what people like to eat and drink, how we purchase consumables, where we like to shop, what shows we might like to stream, whether we vote, and so on. If you have ever created a profile on a streaming application (think Netflix or Amazon), you will receive recommended books, movies and other items just as soon as you start surfing.

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When I wrote about megatrends last year, the predictions were, naturally, forward-looking. Telehealth, for example, was important because of increased healthcare consumerism and the convergence of technologies to make its use quick and easy for payers, providers and patients.

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The Digital Healthcare Podcast spent nearly an hour talking to MedeAnalytics President Scott Hampel about the current and future state of enterprise analytics in healthcare. Learn how your healthcare business can use data analytics to solve everyday operational, financial and clinical challenges. Listen to the podcast now.

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By Scott Hampel, president of MedeAnalytics Now that we’ve dealt with Megatrends one through three, we’re approaching the next set. In this group we’re exploring price transparency (and its likely difficult implementation), the increasing use of telehealth thanks to internet-connected devices and precision medicine, made easier thanks to technology. Yet again it is data and…

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